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Friday, August 19, 2016

Twist Festival

Twist Fibre Festival 2016

A Huge Success

By Candace Fradette

The Twist Fibre Festival held in Saint-André-Avelin was a huge success again this year with an estimated 20 000 attendees. Both the arena and the gym were overflowing!

Welcome to Twist Fibre Festival 2016

Welcome to Twist Fibre Festival 2016

Two of our members, Ti Seymour and Dawna Matthew participated in workshops, Madder Root Intensive, 20 Colours from One Dyepot and Traditional Ikat and Shibori Techniques for the Indigo Dyepot. Both workshops were taught by Jackie Ottino of foragecolour.com. in Maine.
The workshops were informative and fun! Participants came away with wonderful samples and heads brimming with plans for future projects.

Over 20 000 attendees this year

A Rug Hooking workshop was held for the first time at Twist. Loretta Moore ran an day long intro class on the Friday. The venue was a barn and it seems Loretta had a little competition keeping her students attention when the various livestock poked their heads in to see what was happening!!

Loretta Moore
Loretta Moore’s Hooked on the Lake booth

Our friend, Linda Desbiens, of L’Art des Fibres par Linda D. had a wonderful booth with all her silks and fibres. Guild member Lin Watson of broche.brooch was there with her collection of recycled wool items plus her fabulous brooches.

For any lover of fibre it is an event that deserves a place on your calendar.

Linda D
L’Art des Fibres par Linda D

Lin Watson
Lin Watson of broche.brooch